The Pinnacle of Pop Culture

If it’s popular culture you’re after, South by Southwest (SXSW) is a glorious melting pot of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences in Austin.

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See You Down South

There’s something for everyone at SXSW.

Music

After more than 30 years, SXSW is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, featuring:

  • Six days of musical performances
  • 2,200 official performers
  • More than 100 venues
  • 28,000 attendees

Film

Spanning five days, the film festival is open to filmmakers of all levels and styles. Participants are welcome to attend all kinds of programming including keynote speakers, panels, workshops and mentoring sessions. Previous notable presenters include:

  • Jon Favreau
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Tilda Swindon
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Henry Rollins
  • Amy Schumer

Interactive

The interactive component of SXSW is all about embracing technology and new ideas. The event is highlighted by a tradeshow, speakers, parties and a startup accelerator.

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Rub Shoulders with the Stars

This event draws some serious A-list talent, many of whom rely on a private charter flight to whisk them to the Lone Star State in the luxury they’re accustomed to.

Stratos Jets has transported its share of celebrities and other high-profile figures to SXSW. Renowned for our professionalism and attention to detail, we provide our clients with all the benefits you’d expect from a private charter flight:

  • Same-day flights
  • Choice of luxury jets in a variety of classes
  • Proven track record for safety and reliability
  • Detailed itineraries that suit your busy schedule
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Recommended private jets for your charter flight to Austin

Soar in comfort and style when you charter a private jet to SXSW. Lean on our strong industry relationships to get a great deal on the best private jets in the sky.

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SEATS

357

MPH

1362

RANGE
$3,120 - $3,822

15

SEATS

548

MPH

7767

RANGE
$16,536 - $19,110

7

SEATS

514

MPH

3337

RANGE
$14,508 - $15,990

9

SEATS

540

MPH

3567

RANGE
$10,296 - $13,260

Private jet airports near Austin

Austin-Bergstron International (AUS) is the main air transportation hub serving the Greater Austin area. Travelers flying on a private charter flight have the convenient option of the smaller, more discreet Austin Executive Airport (EDC). The latter is also closer to the Austin Convention Center than its larger counterpart.

Ground Services in Austin

Traveling is about more than just departure and arrival. At Stratos, we take great care to ensure that every moment of your travel is memorable. While our Stratos Jets Charter agent takes care of your travel requirements, our Trip Support Team will handle your pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight needs.

From in-flight catering to dinner reservations, Trip Support is here to help. No matter what you need, we can handle it.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Every charter flight review on this page was submitted by a real Stratos Jets customer. In the interest of transparency, we never change reviews or use incentives to influence these reviews. This way, you can hear directly from our past and current clients about how we handled their private travel experience.

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Overall rating (4.88 out of 5) Based on 654 reviews from our trusted Jet Charter reviews
5 1 5 06/12/2022

Excellent Customer Service booking and during the flight!

5 1 5 06/23/2022

The process was easy; plane, limo, pilots and boarding went smoothly

5 1 5 06/28/2021

Glenn was wonderful, the jet was clean and the crew was fantastic.

5 1 5 12/21/2021

Booking was easy, you made thr whole experience easy.

5 1 5 07/09/2021

Easy to book with and were very accommodating with a last minute booking.

5 1 5 01/08/2023

Danny Morejon is a great facilitator who made this urgent flight possible within a matter of hours. He is also a good advocate for Stratos. Had it not been for the communication I had with him a few weeks ago when searching for flights, I wouldn’t have called back for assistance.

5 1 5 01/27/2021

Incredibly responsive, great service, sourced a great plane, would definitely recommend to friends.

5 1 5 11/01/2021

Simon and your team made our overall experience excellent. The total process start to end was well done.

5 1 5 07/31/2023

Trip was perfect.

5 1 5 01/08/2020

We recently flew on an International flight to the Bahamas with Stratos and the whole experience was top notch. From the flight support & customer service to the pilots and overall flight experience, our trip through Stratos was absolutely seamless. We highly recommend them!

5 1 5 12/06/2019

Always awesome working with Kerry!

5 1 5 07/31/2023

Yes to all.

5 1 5 02/15/2021

We enjoyed flying with Stratos jet perfect service big thank you to Glenn, very responsive very customer oriented

5 1 5 12/20/2019

Enjoyed flight; booking easy; would gladly recommend Stratos

5 1 5 11/22/2019

Thanks for all your updates. I could get used to this.

5 1 5 01/18/2024

We had a last minute need for supplemental lift, and were very pleased with the service provided. Glenn did a fantastic job arranging this flight on very short notice and kept me up to date with the details. I would not hesitate to use them again.

5 1 5 03/22/2023

Excellent service on very short notice! Since I was stranded at the Orlando Airport, Anthony got me out of bind of trying to get back home with impending work commitments. Good aircraft and crew....very smooth ride from Orlando to Jackson, MS. Stratos did a great job!

5 1 5 11/18/2017

I did have a good experience dealing with the charter staff. The only suggestion I can make would be that when sending revised itineraries or updated information is that somehow you reference what is new or updated info. Either in the email or by highlighting the NEW info. Thank you for using Oak Air.

5 1 5 12/30/2020

I have not arranged or travelled by private jet except to Lanai in Hawaii. My husband and i usually fly first or business so to ensure a good service and safety i contacted 4 brokers to ask for quotes, Randy Schuette provided more than a quote, he explained the whole process and his reassuring knowledge and attention to detail was the reason i used Stratos. The trip advisory team were then very informative, and responsive. The plane was beautiful and the pilots were very friendly. I would definitely recommend Stratos and look forward to using your services again.

5 1 5 12/21/2021

See above.

5 1 5 03/29/2014

We have used another broker and they too have been very good. I have enjoyed the two trips that I have booked with you and I have booked a third next month

5 1 5 12/19/2023

I called my go to guy Anthony when another provider bailed the last second. He got me a plane ready to take off in two hours. Doesn't get any better than that!!

5 1 5 12/27/2016

As a several time repeat customer, I highly recommend Stratos!

5 1 5 09/21/2013

the flight was very nice thank you and we will do more with you

5 1 5 03/08/2020

Joel and his team did a great job as always!!

5 1 5 02/18/2019

The crew of Citation very good Cordial and effective Trip punctual all good Thanks

5 1 5 11/25/2018

The whole team is always professional and great to work with. You can tell there's a lot of integrity and experience in the company. Thank you folks!!

5 1 5 04/24/2023

This was our first experience chartering a jet, and it was wonderful! I reached out to 40 private jet companies. We chose Stratos because Daniel went above and beyond from day one. He was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable about the aircraft. We weren't even sure what we were asking for in the beginning. We just had a checklist we were looking for. Daniel took this and helped us find the perfect aircraft for the trip. Daniel over-communicated and helped all along the way. The trip was so smooth. I can't recommend Stratos (and Daniel) enough. Thank you for such a wonderful and stress-free experience!

5 1 5 09/29/2017

Eric Bold and Stratos Jets came to the rescue this week whilst I was trying to evacuate friends and families from Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  Eric was beyond helpful and always courteous.  He was quick to find an aircraft within my budget and stayed in contact with me at every point during our transaction to update me on all matters concerning our trip.  I would highly recommend Stratos Jets to anyone and I look forward to working with them on our next trip.
Thanks again for everything!

5 1 5 06/11/2018

KERRY HILL WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP ME WITH THIS TRIP FOR MR. SOLLBERGER. SHE IS PATIENT AND KNOWLEDGABLE AND WAS MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP SEE THAT MR <REDACTED> ARRIVED SAFELY ON THE GROUND AND AT HIS HOTEL . I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT KERRY'S EXCELLENCE. THE FLIGHT AND CREW WERE EXCELLENT AS WELL.

5 1 5 06/18/2020

Anthony was terrific, good clear quote information, helpful options and overall a very pleasant experience.

5 1 5 05/03/2018

Stratos arranged a private jet to Toronto for me last minute. Everything went well and the Challenger 300 was very nice. Thank you

5 1 5 07/09/2021

Yes, will highly recommend and will use your service again. The captain and co pilot were friendly and helpful. They did an excellent job getting us to Chicago and back to Virginia home safely. Frank did an excellent job answering all my questions and kept me up dated on everything. Thank you again, Kathleen L.

5 1 5 07/24/2017

The Stratos Jet Charter team provides a seamless & top notch experience from beginning to end. They are a forward thinking company that puts the customer first and never disappoints with any trip or itinerary. I recently booked a short flight from Orlando to Boca Raton on a Falcon 2000EX and could not have been happier with the service and attention to detail that was provided for my wife, myself and the rest of our companions. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

5 1 5 07/14/2020

5 1 5 08/27/2013

It was perfect!

5 1 5 12/20/2019

We appreciated the trip you allowed us to fly. Everything went well on the trip and your customer enjoyed the flight on our King Air.

5 1 5 11/08/2018

Excellent communication with Glenn. I would definitely recommend Stratos. Our aircraft was a newer model and very clean. Crew provided a nice experience.

5 1 5 06/03/2024

Kyle was most helpful in planning this trip for my parents. From when we arrived at the FBO, until they made it to their final destination point, everything was perfect. The pilots were very kind, knowledgeable, and polite. I would highly recommend the Stratos Jets.

5 1 5 05/24/2020

Everything was perfect. Kyle was extremely helpful. Answered all questions quickly and was very professional without a “hard sell” style. Everyone I dealt with was perfect. The flight itself was fast, quiet, comfortable. The plane was very clean, and well maintained. Both crew were helpful and pleasant. It is very likely that we will travel like this again and Stratos will be our provider. Thanks again. Susan

5 1 5 08/24/2018

Everything great but itineraries always change last minute (tail #, terminal) which has caused problems.

5 1 5 09/21/2017

Would highly recommend anyone looking for charters to contact Stratos. Their team was second to none in handling our request from first call to post flight. The CEO was even kind enough to phone me to ensure that we had located our crew at the FBO just prior to departure. I have run multiple aircraft in flight departments for many years and can truly say that its hard to find this level of professionalism in the business.

5 1 5 10/14/2019

Always great to work with you guys.

5 1 5 03/13/2024

This was probably the 3rd flight that the weather conditions were disregarded and I was told the flight was safe and would be comfortable. While we did land safely, the known turbulence was so intense I left my seat at one point, was thrown from side to side (no vomit bags around) and I was needing to do every breathing technique known to keep myself calm and not hyperventilate. While the crew and all people involved are extremely professional, disregarding weather reports with a strong wind advisory is irresponsible not only for safety but for the customers comfort. I learned upon landing that other flights in that same airport had cancelled so why would mine fly even with the concern I expressed. Will the company lose money to reschedule? I will find it difficult to trust them in the future on any flight with weather advisories.

5 1 5 06/27/2023

We did have a slight issue when the plane came in there was a mechanical concern that delayed my parent's trip but Kyle lined up aother plane for us so they could get to their destination with the least amount of inconvenience. The catering was delicious and the flight back went off without a hitch.

5 1 5 04/14/2014

we are pleased with the pricing and servicing we are getting

5 1 5 02/20/2013

I really don't have a basis for comparison since this was my first experience with a charter but I was extremely pleased with the service.

5 1 5 10/10/2020

Glenn like usual is great to work with and is always on top of it.

5 1 5 01/29/2019

Thanks for everything Joel... You made the booking process quite easy and were very patient in explaining everything. I appreciate all your help and I will definitely pass your contact information to all my co-workers in case they ever have a request for a jet booking.

5 1 5 05/03/2017

The low approach over Newport was terrific....CAD even stopped talking. Have a nice w/e....David

Frequently Asked Questions

Our friendly, expert air charter agents are here to answer questions or start your quote today. Don`t wait, call right now and we can get you on your way to the destination of your choice! Talk to one of our air chater argents now by calling (888) 593-9066 or by emailing [email protected]

  • How do I choose the right aircraft for my mission?

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    As charter brokers, we do more than simply book your charter flight. At Stratos Jets, our air charter associates are highly trained personnel capable of matching our clients with the appropriate aircraft for their travel needs. Once we determine how many passengers you’re travelling with and how far you’re flying, we can determine which category of aircraft you require. There are many options available. The most common aircrafts hired for private charters include:

    • Cessna’s Citation X
    • Gulfstream’s G650
    • Bombardier’s Global line

    After that, we can help you narrow down the selection of recommended aircraft based on budget, desired cabin amenities, airport requirements, luggage capacity, as well as aircraft age and performance capabilities.

    Staying Safe in the Skies

    At Stratos Jets, air charter safety is our number one concern. One of our key policies is to increase consumer education. This ensures our clients are able to make informed decisions. We also work with our aircraft providers to ensure their safety training programs meet and even exceed our air charter safety requirements. To make this happen, Stratos Jets is an ARGUS Certified Broker. This means that our brokerage firm is:

    • Committed to the best industry practices
    • Adhering to all applicable safety regulations
    • Maintaining the appropriate insurance coverage required
  • Are there additional costs per private jet rental passenger?

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    There are no additional costs per passenger. At Stratos Jet Charters, we base our private jet rental prices per hour, not per guest.

    The Stratos Pricing Estimator

    If you would like to estimate the cost of a private jet charter, use our Stratos pricing estimator page. It lists the most common estimates based on destination and aircraft type. And you can always enter customized data to get an estimate for a specific destination.

    Additional Concierge Charges

    We do charge for some of our additional concierge services, such as in-flight catering and entertainment, hotel bookings and ground transportation. We know our clients’ time is precious, so we offer the value and convenience of “one-stop-shopping” through our Trip Support team. When you book a flight with Stratos Jet Charters, we can take care of all the logistics, including booking hotels, meeting spaces, limousines and tickets to special events. That way you can relax, and enjoy your trip.

    Empty Leg Charters

    Also, since we charge per hour, not per passenger, there are travel bargains to be found with our Empty Leg Flights. Many of our private jet rental flights are one-way, and then we need to move the aircraft to a new destination. To reduce the costs of flying an empty aircraft, we offer discounts to travelers with flexible itineraries. Clever passengers will sometimes split the cost with their fellow travelers, thereby reducing the cost for everyone on the flight.  

  • Can I make last-minute changes to my itinerary?

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    If your plans need to change, we will do everything in our power to accommodate the changes. One of the benefits of hiring Stratos Jet Charters is that we have much more flexibility than commercial airlines and can provide many more air charter services.

    We have two teams that can help you. Here is a brief description of each:

    Charter Sales Agents 

    This is the initial contact team. They evaluate your travel needs to identify the appropriate aircraft type for your travel plan. Pricing is determined by aircraft availability, its position related to the intended departure location and the position of where the aircraft needs to be after performing the customer’s flight.   

    Trip Support Team

    Once the aircraft has been selected, Trip Support works with the customer, the air carrier and all concierge service providers to organize all of the travel details. Trip Support is responsible for coordinating:

    • Departure time
    • Departure and arrival at the Fixed Base departure location
    • Ensuring assigned crew members meet Stratos experience requirements
    • Making sure the insurance is current and everyone is protected
    • Coordinating all concierge services

    In reference to last-minute itinerary changes, any changes would go through the Trip Support Team.

    Our customers often have demanding flight itineraries that can change quickly. They’ve come to appreciate knowing there’s an entire team of people focused on organizing all the details of their trip. Stratos Jet Charters wants to provide our clients with consistently outstanding air charter service and an impeccable safety record.

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